High winds on Tuesday knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses, which are serviced by Indiana Michigan Power.
The hardest hit areas are near Lake Michigan where the waves and winds from Superstorm Sandy are fierce.
Early Tuesday afternoon nearly 2,900 I&M customers in Berrien County were still without electricity. The numbers were 2,300 in LaPorte County, nearly 300 in St. Joseph County and over 200 in Cass and Van Buren Counties.
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NIPSCO was reporting a big drop in the number of power outages just after noon, with 2,200over 6,300 outages across northern Indiana with 2,700 in Michigan City.
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St. Joseph County Police Dispatch confirms power lines are down on State Road 331, south of State Road 4. Dispatchers expect the road could be shut down in the area because a semi just went over it blowing the transformer in that area.
According to WSBT meteorologist Cari Peugeot, 19 feet waves are reported at the buoys in Lake Michigan. Wind gusts were 68 MPH near Michigan City, 46 MPH in South Bend.
Middlebury, Goshen and spots in Kosciusko and LaGrange Counties of northern Indiana and St. Joseph County, Michigan reported snow and sleet Tuesday morning.
Fort Wayne had 0.1" of snow.
High Wind Warning continues for Berrien and LaPorte Counties until 8 p.m.
Wind Advisory until 5 p.m. for much of Michiana. However, the advisory has been canceled for Elkhart, LaGrange, Kosciusko in Indiana and St. Joseph County, Mich.
Also, Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect until 2 p.m. for Berrien and LaPorte Counties.